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The most traditional Christmas stockings are red, green, and white and have a classic Christmas theme, such as Santa, trees, or reindeer. Most are made from polyester or knitted fabric. Nearly all of them will be filled with holiday cards and stocking stuffers like candy and small gifts come Christmas day.
But what if you are looking for something a bit beyond the usual? Maybe you want to match your home’s decor, you’re looking for a gift for a family member or friend, or you simply want to have some fun with your holiday decor. Luckily, there are Christmas stockings for just about any theme or style, and we’ve rounded up the best ones for everyone.
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Best Christmas stocking overall: Classic Velvet Stocking, at Pottery Barn, from $14.50
The Pottery Barn Classic Velvet Stocking is a simple and traditional red-and-white stocking that can be personalized.
Best knit Christmas stocking: Eugenie2 Knitted Christmas Stocking, available at Etsy, $43.75
Warm up your holiday mantel with the sweater-soft Knitted Christmas Stocking — you can even have it personalized.
Best personalized Christmas stocking: Christmas Needlepoint Stocking, available at L.L. Bean, $29.95
These personalized Christmas stockings are available in eight different needlepoint patterns and two different monogram fonts.
Best vintage-style Christmas stocking: Needlepoint Christmas Stockings, available at Lands’ End, $19.97
The perfect marriage of tradition, quality, and whimsy, Lands’ End’s Needlepoint Christmas Stockings will make you just as happy the tenth Christmas you hang them as the first.
Best quilted Christmas stocking: Rose Cottage Patterns Quilted Christmas Stocking, available at Etsy, $36.99
If you want something that adds an elegant and sophisticated touch to your holiday decor, you’ll love the beautiful Quilted Christmas Stocking.
Best family Christmas stockings: Kunyida Christmas Stockings, available at Amazon, $39.71
If you’re looking for something simple with enough options to match any holiday theme, you’ll be happy with the Kunyida Christmas Stockings.
Best Christmas stocking for kids: Kids Quilted Christmas Stocking, available at Pottery Barn, $23
Pottery Barn Kids has a huge selection of adorable and creative stockings for kids, including Mickey, Minnie, and Rudolph.
Best Christmas stocking for sports fans: Team Christmas Stockings, available at Fanatics, $19.99
Let Santa know exactly which team you’re rooting for with Fanatics Christmas Stockings.
Best dog Christmas stocking: Frisco Paw Holiday Personalized Dog Stocking, available at Chewy, $19.95
This personalized paw-shaped stocking will help your furry best friend make their mark as an actual member of the family.
Best cat Christmas stocking: Santa Belt Cat Christmas Stocking, available at Bed Bath & Beyond, $19.99
Santa won’t forget the felines of the house when you hang this fish-shaped cat Christmas stocking.